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home : sports : taylorville March 29, 2017

Behl pitches Lady Tornadoes to a pair of wins
MAHOMET — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Mahomet-Seymour High School on Saturday, for a pair of games against the Champaign Central Maroons and the Mahomet-Seymour Lady Bulldogs.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Anderson Jewelers

Snyder places 11th in shot at Top Times
Monday, March 27, 2017

8th Place at Prep Top Times
BLOOMINGTON — The Taylorville High School boys 4x800-meter relay team placed 8th in Prep Top Times for Class 2A, on Saturday, setting a new school record at 8:21.45.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Tornadoes sweep Bulldogs for first wins of the season
TAYLORVILLE — The threat of rain didn’t keep the Taylorville Tornadoes from taking the field on Saturday, when they hosted the St. Teresa Bulldogs in their first doubleheader of the season.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Fr. Tornadoes defeat Morrisonville 3-1

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado freshman baseball team hosted the Morrisonville Mohawks on Friday to open their 2017 season. 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Morgan powers JV Tornadoes to win over Mt. Zion

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes junior varsity baseball team hosted the Mt. Zion Braves on Friday, and the Tornadoes put on an offensive show to defeat the Apollo Conference rival in six innings. 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Taylorville's Dave Ryan reflects on his 2016 championship season

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

TAYLORVILLE — “Awesome” said Taylorville’s Dave Ryan, when asked to describe his 2016 championship golf season. “It is something that I've worked very hard for, for a very long time. It is very difficult to qualify for a USGA event and to win it you have to be so mentally strong.”


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Central Illinois is home to some great courses

Lakeshore Golf Course in a class of its own

TAYLORVILLE — One of the best golfing experiences in all of Central Illinois can be found just outside of Taylorville, at the gorgeous Lakeshore Golf Course. 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Retired men's golf league to begin April 6
TAYLORVILLE — The Lake Shore Golf Course retired/senior men’s Thursday morning golf league will begin play on Thursday April 6 at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. 
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Taylorville Tornado junior varsity baseball defeats Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado junior varsity baseball team had a home game on Tuesday, when they hosted the Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tornado track sets school record at Eastern Illinois University indoor meet
CHARLESTON — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys track team traveled to Charleston on Saturday for an indoor meet at Eastern Illinois University.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lady Tornado track runs well at Last Chance Meet
CLINTON — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Clinton for the Last Chance Meet on Monday, with the last chance to qualify for the Illinois Top Times meet on Saturday.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

JV Tornadoes blow past Mohawks 17-3
MORRISONVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado junior varsity baseball team traveled to Morrisonville on Monday, to take on the junior varsity Mohawks in a battle of Christian County underclassmen.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Six Tornado Wrestlers earn all-conference honors
TAYLORVILLE — Six members of the Taylorville High School varsity wrestling team earned All-Apollo conference honors following the conclusion of the 2016-2017 season.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tornadoes drop season opener to MacArthur
TAYLORVILLE — It certainly didn’t feel like baseball weather on Thursday, but that didn’t stop the Taylorville Tornadoes from taking the field for their season opener against the MacArthur Generals at Taylorville High School.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Young Tornadoes featured in Speaks All-Star Game
JACKSONVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School boys basketball program was well represented last Saturday, as seventh grader Kamren Heimsness (left) along with eight graders Sean Czajkowski (center) and Wyatt Shirley (right) participated in the Speaks Basketball All-Star Game for their respective age groups.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lady Tornado track aims to break records
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornado track team opened the 2017 season on March 1, and have been off to a strong start since the beginning of the indoor track season.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Taylorville boys track already running well
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys track season began the season two weeks ago when the indoor track season kicked off, and the Tornado runners are already off to a strong start to the season.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Lady Tornadoes leaning on pitching in 2017
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornado varsity softball team had a great season in 2016, but after losing graduated seniors Kailey Talley, Katie Patton, and Taylor Durham the 2017 squad will require a new group of leadership to put together another solid season.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Tornadoes set for tomorrow's season opener
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes are in the second year of the Brian Sample era as head skipper, and the squad is set to begin the season tomorrow when they host the Morrisonville Mohawks.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Clayton, Moats earn All-Apollo conference spots
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tornado boys track competes in Mt. Zion

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

MT. ZION — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys track team traveled to Mt. Zion on Wednesday, for an indoor meet against the Braves. 


Friday, March 10, 2017

Clayton Advances
Friday, March 10, 2017

THS's Fleming to represent ILL in match against MO

John LeVault

Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

TAYLORVILLE — Following his appearance at the IHSA Class 3A State Finals in February, Taylorville High School senior Heath Fleming thought his high school wrestling career had come to an end. 


Friday, March 10, 2017

THS Sports Hall of Fame selects 5 new members
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee has announced the newly elected members to the 2017 class of the Hall of Fame.  This year’s class incudes 1953 graduate and Tornado football standout Ed Bingham, 1974 graduate Bob Rahar who is being honored both as a football player and a Friend of Sports,  1993 graduate, and volleyball and basketball player, Darcy Dague, 1096 graduate, multi-sport athlete, Bo Lykins and 2004 graduate and football and baseball player Andy Gregory.
Friday, March 10, 2017

8th grade Ladies end season at regionals
CLINTON — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade Lady Tornadoes traveled to Clinton on Tuesday, for a regional semifinal matchup against the Rochester Rockets.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Christian County YMCA Predators compete at Illini District meet
SPRINGFIELD — The Christian County YMCA Predators traveled to Springfield on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5, 2017 to compete in the Illini District Championship Swim Meet.  Illini Districts were hosted by the Springfield SPY Team at the Kerasota’s YMCA. 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Successful first week for THS indoor track teams
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado boys and girls track teams had a busy weekend in preparation for the upcoming outdoor track season, competing in three meets as part of the brief indoor track season.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Two From Taylorville Wresting Club Compete At Sectionals
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Two members of the Taylorville Wrestling Club competed in the Intermediate age 9-10 group at the Champaign Sectionals on Saturday.
Monday, March 6, 2017

All Star Tornadoes
DECATUR -- Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade basketball players Wyatt Shirley (30) and Sean Czajkowski (33) were selected to represent the Tornadoes as members of the Sky Walker Middle School All-Star Game on Sunday.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Lady Tornadoes open indoor track season
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Lady Tornado varsity track team opened their indoor season on Wednesday, when they traveled to Mt. Zion High School.
Friday, March 3, 2017

7th grade Lady Tornadoes fall in regional championship
CLINTON — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh grade volleyball team traveled to Clinton on Thursday to take on the Rochester Rockets with the regional championship on the line.
Friday, March 3, 2017

YMCA Predators Place 7th at Junior Districts
EFFINGHAM -- The Christian County YMCA Predators traveled to Effingham on Saturday, to compete in the first of the Championships Series of Meets. 
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dust earns CCAC All-Conference honorable mention
DAVENPORT, IA — Averaging nearly 18 points and eight rebounds per game helped Taylorville high school graduate Eric Dust earn all-conference honorable mention as the CCAC announced its postseason men's basketball awards on Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Taylorville team takes 3v3 indoor soccer championship
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Millikin relay team earns All-Conference Honors
DECATUR — The Millikin men’s and women’s track and field team competed at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Indoor Track and Field Championships February 24-25 at the Shirk Center in Bloomington, Illinois.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lady Tornadoes advance to regional championship game
CLINTON — The seventh grade Lady Tornado volleyball team traveled to Clinton on Tuesday, to take on the Mt. Zion Lady Braves in the IESA Class 4A regional semifinal.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tornadoes show heart but fall short against Spartans
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes saw their season come to an end on Tuesday at the hands of the Southeast Spartans, but not without putting forth one of their best efforts of the season to nearly pull off the upset over the top seeded team in the Taylorville regional.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Taylorville Wrestling Club advances to Sectionals
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Clayton leads Tornadoes to regional win over Clinton
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes opened post-season play on Monday, when they hosted the Clinton Maroons in the quarterfinal round of the IHSA Class 3A Taylorville Regional. 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tornadoes fall short of upset in Effingham
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Tornadoes were on the road Friday, when they traveled to Effingham to take on the Apollo Conference champion Flaming Hearts in their regular season finale. 
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Taylorville Threat takes 1st in Hillsboro
Friday, February 24, 2017

Taylorville Wrestling Club set to wrap up a very successful season
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Wrestling Club had a great season. Coached by Jason Tex and Phil Herkert, the 38 member team has traveled to Springfield, Auburn, Mattoon, Hillsboro, Mt. Zion and their last regular meet in Carlinville.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lady Tornadoes fall to Mt. Pulaski on 8th Grade Night
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams hosted Mt. Pulaski on Tuesday for their final home game of the regular season and senior night ceremonies.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Balanced scoring leads Tornadoes past Charleston
CHARLESTON — With the end of the regular season looming at the end of this week, the Taylorville Tornadoes traveled to Charleston on Tuesday, for their second to last Apollo Conference battle of the season where they went to battle against the Trojans.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tornado bowling wraps up another season
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Boys and Girls Bowling teams recently held their annual combined Awards Banquet at the Dining Hall in Manners Park.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tornadoes hang on, defeat Green Wave 65-62
MATTOON — The Taylorville Tornadoes made a trip to Mattoon on Friday, to take on the Green Wave in an Apollo Conference showdown.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fleming, Nelson end wrestling careers at State
CHAMPAIGN — The 2016-2017 Taylorville High School varsity wrestling season officially came to an end on Friday, when seniors Heath Fleming and Michael Nelson were eliminated during the quarter final wrestle-back round of the IHSA Class 2A State Finals.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

7th and 8th grade Lady Tornadoes down Running Reds
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornado seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams hosted Stephen Decatur on Thursday, and the Taylorville girls swept past the Running Reds in four consecutive sets for a pair of quick wins.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Tornadoes battle at state
CHAMPAIGN — Taylorville senior Heath Fleming (top) and Mike Nelson (below) opened the IHSA Class 2A Wrestling State Final preliminaries on Thursday, at the State Farm Center in Champaign.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Taylorville Youth Basketball defeats Blessed Sacramet Bruins in finale
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Youth Basketball sixth grade boys team played their final regular season home games on Wednesday, when they hosted Blessed Sacrament School.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

7th grade Lady Tornadoes take down Springfield Franklin
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh grade Lady Tornadoes were back on their home floor Tuesday, when they hosted the girls from Springfield Franklin. 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dance Factory Brings Hardware Home To Taylorville
ST. LOUIS — On February 4th, 2017 the Taylorville Dance Factory traveled to St. Louis Union Station to compete at Dupree Dance Company.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lady Tornadoes end season in 57-54 loss to Southeast
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes played host to a IHSA Class 3A regional game on Monday, facing off against the Southeast Spartans with the winner advancing to Wednesday’s regional semi-final round.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Taylorville Threat wins Mahomet Classic II
MAHOMET — The Taylorville Threat won 1st Place in the 2017 Mahomet Bulldog Classic II, 4th Grade Division this past weekend.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fleming, Nelson advance to IHSA wrestling State Finals
MASCOUTAH — The Taylorville Tornado wrestling team sent three competitors to last weekend’s Mascoutah sectional, and senior Heath Fleming and Michael Nelson each punched a ticket to the IHSA Class 2A wrestling State Finals later this week at the State Farm Center in Champaign.
Monday, February 13, 2017

7th grade Lady Tornadoes win Shelbyville Invitational
SHELBYVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams traveled to Shelbyville on Saturday, for a day full of volleyball action at the Shelbyville Invitational.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Clayton, Curtin shine in Tornadoes' senior night win
TAYLORVILLE — It was a busy night on Dolph Stanley Court Friday, when the Taylorville Tornadoes hosted the Charleston Trojans in an Apollo Conference showdown and held Senior Night to honor all graduating members of the jazz band, dance team, cheerleading squad and boys basketball program.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lady Tornado JH volleyball splits with Mt. Zion
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball teams were on their home floor again Thursday night when they hosted the Mt. Zion Lady Braves at the North School gymnasium in Taylorville.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Late surge sends Flaming Hearts past Lady Tornadoes
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes concluded regular season play on Tuesday, when they traveled to Effingham High School to take on the Flaming Hearts.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lady Tornadoes take down Lincoln Magnet Leopards
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball teams hit their home court on Tuesday, when they hosted the Springfield Lincoln Magnet Leopards in junior high volleyball action.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tornadoes battle but fall late to Alton Redbirds
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes faced a tough test on Tuesday, when they hosted the Class 4A Alton High School Redbirds, out of the Southwestern Conference.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Turner Titans sweep TJHS Lady Tornadoes
JACKSONVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School Lady Tornadoes traveled to Jacksonville on Monday, to take on the Jonathan Turner Junior High Titans in girls volleyball action.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lady Tornadoes take down Mt. Vernon 50-40
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes hosted their final regular season home game on Saturday, in a non-conference matchup against the Mt. Vernon Lady Rams.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Tornadoes top Pana, take home Miners Trophy
PANA — It was a rivalry renewed on the hardwood Saturday night as the Pana Panthers hosted the Taylorville Tornadoes in a battle for Christian County.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Tornadoes sending three to wrestling sectionals
CHATHAM — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team was in action on Saturday, when they traveled to Glenwood High School for the IHSA Class 2A Chatham regional.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Tornado struggles continue in lopsided loss to Mt. Zion
MT. ZION — Over the past two season, the Taylorville Tornado varsity boys basketball team has had their share of struggles on the court when suiting up against Apollo Conference rival Mt. Zion, and those struggles continued on Friday, when the Tornadoes traveled north to take on the Braves.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lady Tornadoes struggle in loss to Mattoon Green Wave
MATTOON — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Mattoon, on Thursday, for an Apollo Conference showdown against the Green Wave.
Friday, February 3, 2017

TJHS Lady Tornadoes blow past Springfield Jefferson
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball team hosted Springfield Jefferson on Thursday, at the North School gymnasium.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Eighth grade Lady Tornadoes VB take down Nokomis
NOKOMIS — The eighth grade Lady Tornadoes were in action in Nokomis on Tuesday, where they improved their record to 8-4 on the season. 
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Durbin's 25 leads JV Tornadoes past Jacksonville
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado junior varsity basketball team was back on their home court Wednesday, when they hosted the Jacksonville Crimsons for their second contest of the 2017 Taylorville Junior Varsity Tournament.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

TJHS Tornadoes end season in regional championship
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to Effingham on Tuesday, to take on the Charleston Trojans in the IESA Class 4A regional championship game.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

7th grade Lady Tornadoes take down Nokomis
NOKOMIS — The seventh grade Lady Tornado volleyball team traveled to Nokomis to take on the Lady Redskins, and the Taylorville girls picked up another win on the season.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tornadoes go cold in loss to Rochester Rockets
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Tornado boys basketball team traveled to Rochester on Tuesday, for an Apollo Conference versus Central State Eight showdown.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lady Tornadoes suffer OT Senior Night loss
TAYLORVILLE — It was Senior Night for the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes on Tuesday, when they hosted the Pleasant Plains Cardinals in a non-conference matchup on Dolph Stanley Court.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

8th grade Tornadoes advance to regional championship
EFFINGHAM — The eighth grade Taylorville Tornado boys basketball team advanced to tonight’s regional championship game in Effingham after defeating the Mt. Zion Braves on Monday, with a final score of 37-35.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lady Tornado volleyball sweeps Meridian Hawks
TAYLORVILLE —  The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball teams hosted the Meridian Hawks on Monday evening.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Strong start sends Lady Tornadoes past Bullets
WILLIAMSVILLE — Fresh off a big win over the Charleston Trojans on Thursday night, the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Williamsville on Saturday, for a non-conference matchup against the Lady Bullets.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Tornadoes buckle late in loss to Wooden Shoes
TAYLORVILLE — It was a busy afternoon at Taylorville High School on Saturday, when the junior varsity and varsity Tornadoes hosted the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes in an event that included recognition of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys basketball teams, future Tornado dance team members who participated in the THS Dance Camp earlier in the day, and a cake auction.
Monday, January 30, 2017

8th grade Tornadoes advance with win over Stephen Decatur
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade boys basketball team kept their season alive on Saturday, when they traveled to Effingham Junior High to open the IESA Class 4A regional tournament against the Stephen Decatur Running Reds and came home with a 34-30 win.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Second half stumble spoils Tornadoes trip to Salem
SALEM — With the Wildcats set to depart from the Apollo Conference at the conclusion of this school year, the Taylorville Tornado boys basketball team made the long haul to Salem for their final Apollo matchup in Wildcat Country on Friday.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lady Panthers sweep Tornadoes in JH volleyball
TAYLORVILLE — There was a battle of Christian County squads on Thursday, when the seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball teams hosted the Panthers from Pana Junior High School at the North School gymnasium.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Lady Tornadoes upset Charleston Trojans 63-61
TAYLORVILLE — “This is a huge win for our girls” said an elated Taylorville head coach Mark Hannant. “We’ve got some momentum going but I’m just so proud of them. They played fantastic tonight and knuckled down when they had to towards the end of the game. Learning how to finish a tight game is huge and anyone who came in did a fantastic job contributing in the win.”
Friday, January 27, 2017

Junior varsity Tornadoes drop first game of the season
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado junior varsity boys basketball team opened play in the 2017 JV tournament on Wednesday when they squared off against the Springfield High Senators.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tornado wrestling falls to Green Wave
MATTOON — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team traveled to Mattoon on Wednesday, for a makeup Apollo Conference match against the Green Wave.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

NFL: Concussion protocol not followed by Miami in Moore case
MIAMI (AP) — The NFL's concussion protocol wasn't strictly followed when Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore was treated for a hit to the chin and mouth in a first-round playoff game, the league said Wednesday.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tornado wrestling wins dual meet in Carlinville
CARLINVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team traveled to Carlinville on Tuesday for a dual meet against the Cavaliers and Eisenhower Panthers.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Clayton drops 34 as Tornadoes down Green Wave 69-47
TAYLORVILLE — For the second straight game, Taylorville senior Logan Clayton set a new career high in points to lead the Tornadoes to a double-digit win.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lady Tornado bowlers roll to win over Bloomington 
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Taylorville girls' bowling team was a winner on the road at Bloomington Tuesday afternoon, defeating the host school 2190-1948 at Twin City Lanes in Bloomington.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tornadoes and Tomahawks split in JH volleyball
MORRISONVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Lady Tornadoes traveled to Morrisonville on Tuesday, to take on the Lady Tomahawks in junior high girls volleyball action.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CC YMCA Predators traveled to Clinton
CLINTON, Ill. — The Christian County YMCA Predators traveled to Clinton, Ill. on Saturday January 21, 2017 to compete against the Clinton Otters and Decatur Gators at the Clinton Family YMCA.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Morrison scores 23 to lead Lady Tornadoes past Pana
PANA — It was a battle for Christian County supremacy on Monday, when the Taylorville Lady Tornadoes traveled to Pana to take on the Lady Panthers in a much-anticipated matchup between the cross-county rivals.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tornado wrestling finished third in Rochester Rocket Invitational
ROCHESTER — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team traveled to Rochester this past weekend for the Rocket Wrestling Invitational, with Rochester, Unity, Lanphier, Riverton, Heyworth, Jerseyville, Pinkneyville, Eisenhower, East Alton-Wood River, Southeast, Sacred Heart Griffin, New Berlin, Quincy Notre Dame and Breese Mater Dei all competing throughout the tournament.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Millikin Track has Strong Showing at Monmouth
MONMOUTH — The Millikin men’s and women’s Indoor Track and Field team had a strong showing at the Midwest Indoor Track Invite hosted by Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois on January 21.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Clayton's 32 leads Tornadoes to 3rd-place finish
LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes captured third place in the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational on Saturday, with senior Logan Clayton dropping in a career high 32 points to lead the Tornadoes to a 63-51 lead over the Nokomis Redskins.
Monday, January 23, 2017

All-Tournament Team
Monday, January 23, 2017

Tornado wrestlers dominate on senior night
TAYLORVILLE — “Our seniors are the foundation of this rebuilding project, and a few years down the road, we’re going to look back at these guys and be very appreciative,” Taylorville Wrestling  Head Coach Lee Mateer said after a decisive, 63-2 Tornado victory over the Charleston Trojans on senior night Friday.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Eagles soar back to defeat Tornadoes 62-58
LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes were back in action at the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational on Friday, when they took on the Civic Memorial Eagles  with a trip to the championship game against Mt. Zion on the line.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tornado Wrestlers Dominate on Senior Night
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville’s Heath Fleming grapples with Charleston’s Kevin Reddish at Friday night’s THS wrestling match.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

TJHS Lady Tornadoes slay Hillsboro Dragons
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornado seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams were back in action on Thursday, when they hosted the Hillsboro Dragons.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Tornadoes dismantle Oilers to win pool in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes have advanced to the championship bracket of the 50th Annual Litchfield Invitation after tearing through the East Alton-Wood River Oilers on Wednesday, by a final score of 85-29.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Seventh grade Lady Tornado volleyball takes down Springfield Grant
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh grade Lady Tornado volleyball team hosted Springfield Grant on Wednesday and earned their second win of the season.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

8th grade Lady Tornadoes defeat Springfield Grant
TAYLORVILLE -- The TJHS eighth grade Lady Tornado volleyball team was in action last night, when they hosted the Generals from Grant Middle School.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Clayton, Reindl lead 8th grade Tornadoes past Meridian
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School eighth grade boys basketball team played their final game on their home floor Wednesday evening, when they hosted the Meridian Hawks to conclude regular season play.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

7th grade Taylorville Tornadoes drop regular season finale
TAYLORVILLE — The TJHS seventh grade boys basketball team concluded their regular season on Wednesday, when they hosted the Meridian Hawks.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Christian County YMCA Predators travel to Snowball Classic
SPRINGFIELD — The Christian County YMCA Predators competed at the Annual Snowball Classic in Springfield’s Kerasota’s YMCA. The Predators swam over a three day period in various events competing against 500 other swimmers.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Taylorville Junior High boys basketball sweeps Mt. Zion
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams traveled to Mt. Zion, on Tuesday, for their final away games of the regular season when they squared off against their future Apollo Conference rival Braves.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Late push not enough as Wildcats take down Lady Tornadoes
HIGHLAND — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes were back in action on Tuesday, when they made the long trip back to Highland to take on the Salem Wildcats as part of the annual Highland Invitational.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tornadoes blow past Panthers with 69-50 win
LITCHFIELD — The 50th Annual Litchfield Invitational featured a battle of two between two of Christian County’s finest on Tuesday, when the Taylorville Tornadoes took on the Pana Panthers in the Litchfield Middle School gymnasium.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tornado boy's swimming competes at Milestone Invite
SPRINGFIELD — The Taylorville High School Boys Swim Team traveled to Eisenhower Pool at Springfield to compete at Milestone Invite on Monday, January 16.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vandalia roles past THS boys' bowling
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado boys bowling team hosted the Vandalia Vandals, on Thursday, for their final match of the regular season, at the Olde Bowl in Taylorville.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Make-up dates announced for weekend game postponements
TAYLORVILLE — With inclement weather looming, decisions were made early on Friday to postpone several Taylorville High School sporting events that were previously scheduled for this weekend.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Offensive struggles doom Lady Tornadoes in loss to Braves
MT. ZION — The Taylorville Tornadoes were back on the road on Thursday, when they made the trip over to Mt. Zion to take on the Lady Braves in an Apollo Conference matchup.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Decatur MacArthur Generals edge Lady Tornado bowlers
TAYLORVILLE — It was senior night at the Olde Bowl in Taylorville as the Lady Tornadoes hosted the Decatur MacArthur Generals.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Tornado wrestling wins dual meet in New Berlin
NEW BERLIN — The Taylorville Tornado wrestling team traveled to New Berlin, on Thursday, to take on the Pretzels and Jacksonville Crimsons in a three-team dual meet.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Celebrating "The Dolph": Tornadoes to recognize West Gym's 80th Anniversary
TAYLORVILLE — From the wooden bleachers, to it’s brick walls surrounding the court, the Taylorville High School West Gymnasium is one of the longest standing sports venues in Central Illinois today.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tornado wrestling splits with Litchfield and MacArthur
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School varsity wrestling team hit their home mats, on Tuesday, when they hosted the Litchfield Purple Panthers and MacArthur Generals in a dual meet at the West Gymnasium.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Short-handed Tornadoes struggle in loss to Crimsons
JACKSONVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes hit the road on Tuesday, when they traveled to Jacksonville to take on the Crimsons at The Bowl.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tornadoes come up just short in 8th grade night loss
TAYLORVILLE — It was eighth grade night in the North School Gymnasium, on Tuesday, when the seventh and eighth grade Tornadoes hosted the Pleasant Plains Cardinals.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jr. High Tornadoes get big wins over Effingham
TAYLORVILLE — The seventh and eighth grade Taylorville Junior High School boys basketball teams were in action against some future Apollo Conference foes, on Monday, when they hosted the Effingham Mustangs.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

7th and 8th grade volleyball open seasons with wins
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball teams opened their 2017 seasons, on Monday, when they hosted the Central A&M Lady Raiders in the TJHS gymnasium.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jackson leads Lady Tornadoes past Salem Wildcats
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes picked up their third conference win of the season on Monday, when they hosted the Salem Wildcats in the teams final Apollo Conference contest against each other.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lady Tornado bowlers finish 2nd in Taylorville Invite
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes varsity bowling team hosted a seven team invitational, on Saturday, when Pana, Eisenhower, Vandalia, MacArthur, Kewanee, and Bloomington call came to town.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Lady Raiders finish second
DECATUR — The Central A&M Lady Raiders were back in action on Saturday, when they traveled to St. Teresa High School to defend the Macon County Tournament championship against the undefeated Tri-City/Sangamon Valley Tornadoes.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Flaming Hearts take down Tornadoes 79-47
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes were back in action on their home court, on Friday, when they hosted the Apollo-leading Effingham Flaming Hearts in a conference showdown.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lady Tornadoes start strong but fall to Mattoon 58-36
TAYLORVILLE — It was a busy night in Taylorville, on Thursday, when the Lady Tornadoes returned from Christmas break to host the Mattoon Green Wave in freshman, junior varsity, and varsity action.
Friday, January 6, 2017

TJHS Tornadoes split with Lincoln Trojans
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Junior High School seventh and eighth grade Tornadoes were back from Christmas break, on Wednesday, when they hosted the Lincoln Junior High School Trojans.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tornado wrestling wins Apollo conference opener
EFFINGHAM — The Taylorville Tornado varsity wrestling team was back on the mats Tuesday, for the first time in nearly a month when they traveled to Effingham to take on the Flaming Hearts in their first Apollo Conference meet of the season.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Taylorville High School sports Hall of Fame seeks nominations
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for selection to the 2017 Class of the Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tornadoes finish fourth in Taylorville Holiday Tourney
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornado varsity boys basketball team concluded a busy week on Friday, when they took on the Sterling Golden Warriors and Galesburg Silver Streaks to conclude play in the 6th Annual Taylorville Holiday Tournament.
Monday, January 2, 2017

All-Tournament Team
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville senior Logan Clayton (left) and junior Jordan Moats (right) were selected as members of the 2016 Taylorville Holiday Tournament All-Tournament Team.
Monday, January 2, 2017

Jackson, Snyder lead Lady Tornadoes to win over Freeburg
JERSEYVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes concluded play in the Jersey Community Holiday Tournament, on Thursday, with an afternoon matchup against the Freeburg Midgets.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Tornadoes finish pool play with wins over Dunlap and Galesburg

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes did double-duty, on Thursday, when they hosted the Dunlap Eagles and Galesburg Silver Streaks in a day-night doubleheader to round out Gold Pool play.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Calhoun's size too much for Lady Tornadoes
JERSEYVILLE — The Taylorville Lady Tornadoes were back in action at the Jersey Community Holiday Tournament, on Wednesday, when they took on the Calhoun Warriors and their 6’2” senior standout Grace Baalman.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tornadoes open tourney with convincing win over Rochester
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes opened play in the 2016 Taylorville Boy’s Holiday Tournament on Wednesday, when they hosted the Rochester Rockets to start pool play.
Thursday, December 29, 2016









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